Siamese Dream

I have a dream…

But the dream is a nightmare. You are here, and you can’t wake up. Critical race theory is a night terror and you’re pinned the bed hoping your limbs start working again. The color of your skin trumps the content of your character.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to challenge bad ideas and although it’s a cliche, we need to start countering bad ideas with good ones. Many of us face the woke stasi at work and because we’re decent people we keep our heads down. We let them have their struggle sessions and go back to doing our jobs – you know, what we’re there for.

But the cold hard truth is that they’ll never stop. Ever.

Recently I wrote a letter to my boss letting her know that I won’t be attending any more ‘voluntary’ sessions and you know what happened? Nothing. She told me I didn’t have to – and then we had a meeting on racial microagressions the following month. I felt good for a moment but the SJW train just keeps rolling on.

And that got me thinking. If the JEDIs (they don’t like SJW anymore – JEDI is way cooler) are ok presenting politics at work why aren’t we? Are we afraid we’ll suffer some negative consequences for proposing alternate points of view? Probably.

We need to get over that fear. They’re using it to their advantage, creating a culture where bad ideas can’t be criticized.

It’s not enough to opt out or write a SWL (strongly worded letter). We need to propose struggle sessions that take apart critical race theory, show microagressions are simply the result of demand outstripping supply, and that power dynamics aren’t the root of all interactions.

Shorter MJ: post modernism and neomarxim can suck my dick.

Counterweight is an organization started by Helen Pluckrose to counter the bad ideas presented as ‘science’. The resources are good and can provide an answer to the question, ‘where do I start?’

Note: the struggle sessions aren’t being pushed by my boss but she’s complicit because she ‘asks’ her employees to attend. I give her the benefit of the doubt – she has no idea what she’s talking about and doesn’t realize she looks like a fucking idiot, as do all of the leadership, when they push this stuff.

My next steps are to find out who identifies and creates/buys the struggle session content and have them work on opposing points of view. If he or she balks, I’ll fire them as soon as I can. I expect my project to take 6 months. I’ll give you regular updates.

Shortest MJ: War.

123 Comments

  1. BRILLIANT

  2. WTF does JEDI mean?

  3. It means that they’ve rejected the Bible as a moral guide because it is “outmoded and fictional” and adopted a series of movies designed to sell toys and other merchandise as their cultural guidestones.

  4. That’s just me spitballin’, I don’t know why the commies want to ditch ‘SJW’ or what they mean by ‘JEDI’. Commies change labels every time the old one gets associated with their actual behavior.

  5. Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion

    Also a good way to know if someone is an idiot.

  6. The Jedi were religious nutjobs who formed an unaccountable priestly class separated from the common folk and who were often permitted to engage in horrible acts of violence under the guise of “protecting the Republic.”

  7. Note the the Jedi preyed on children, seizing them from families at a very young age and indoctrinating them into the Jedi way of life.

  8. And they mean literally none of those things.

    The phrase translates as “whites (and jews) gotta pay, and kneel”.

  9. The world is a vampire.

  10. Simplicity, Intelligence, Trustworthiness, Humanity.

    Who’s down with SITH?

  11. We tried to attend the annual meeting of our homeschooling group (with whom we’ve been able to do basically nothing) but the location was only given as “St Joseph School, Mishawaka” and “cafeteria”.

    Tell that to a mapping site and you get St Joseph School, attached to St Joseph Church, in South Bend, literally 4 miles from the one you intended, because this one is gigantic and has a stadium and whatnot.

    So we missed the meeting. Mrs Caruthers is starting to lose buy-in on homeschooling because interactions with the group have been so frustrating.

  12. WE HAVE LIKE A MILLION CANONIZED SAINTS, PEOPLE.

    JOSEPH IS GREAT, I LOVE THE MAN, BUT NAME THE CHURCH AFTER SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE.

  13. Also, is Hotspur on vacation, or did he get something really awful from y’all’s moms?

  14. Or, you can GIVE USEFUL DIRECTIONS TO YOUR MEETING SITE.

    You know, like someone does WHO ISN’T A COMPLETE IMBECILE.

  15. Comment by Brother Tim on July 8, 2021 9:24 am
    Simplicity, Intelligence, Trustworthiness, Humanity.

    Who’s down with SITH?

    This.

  16. Yeah, that too. An address, perhaps, for folks who don’t go there all the time, new members, etc.

    In humility, I’ll take the blame for not searching harder to be sure I had the right church, but yeah, both the Church namers and the homeschool group leader let me down on this.

  17. GND is on the board at MJrs school and the parents are pretty sketchy with communication.

    It’s pretty funny sometimes. When are we meeting? Friday.

    Ok then. On Friday. Anything more you’d like to tell us?

  18. Comment by Brother Tim on July 8, 2021 9:24 am
    Simplicity, Intelligence, Trustworthiness, Humanity.

    Who’s down with SITH?

    —-

    Well, I like it.

  19. I honestly cannot imagine having a child in a state school.

    I think they’ve proven they are evil.

    I won’t go to the trouble of linking the article about Chicago schools having condoms available to 5th graders. FIFTH GRADERS.
    That’s evil.
    google if you’re curious.

  20. Just mapped St Joseph Church to St Joseph Church.

    4.5 miles. This is walking distance. What the heck were the namers of these churches thinking?

  21. Just mapped St Joseph Church to St Joseph Church.

    4.5 miles. This is walking distance. What the heck were the namers of these churches thinking?

    Probably some sort of local feud.

    “You can’t call your church ‘St. Joseph’s’, because we’re going to call our church ‘St. Joseph’s’!”

  22. My kids went to a St. Joseph Catholic School which basically shared a parking lot with what I think was an Episcopal school called St. Michaels.

    We pulled them out of one and put them in the other. Same drive. heh.

    Now St. Michael’s wanted to be as secular as they could so they renamed the school. The Pine School.

    Yes, you’re right, that is a stupid name.

  23. the homeschool group is tight knit, and knows amongst themselves where to go. They aren’t used to outsiders. Give them a chance, and explain the situation to them.

    IN has a great homeschool program. my brother did it, and the state is very supportive.

  24. That’s the approach I’m taking, but the Mrs was pretty mad last night. He didn’t list an address because it just didn’t occur to him, and he did list the city, but without looking hard for it, I thought maybe either he or DDG maps just had the city name wrong since you could almost literally throw a rock across the border between South Bend and Mishawaka from either church.

  25. My parents were married at a St Josephs. I was baptized there as were all of my sisters.

    LOL

  26. My daughter was baptized at St Joseph’s in Ann Arbor.

    Which reminds me, where the hell has Hotspur been?

  27. Immaculate Conception for me.

  28. I went to The Holy Cross for 1-8th.

    Bellarmine Prep for high school. Jesuit run. Lots of lefty, draft-dodging priests, some old school. A few new-age nuns and some old school. Lots of lay teachers.

  29. Private school for MJr although I live in a very conservative area.

  30. Send him to Colorado Alex’s Private School and Wallet Factory.

    Three hours daily of lessons, five hours of sewing leather.

  31. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to challenge bad ideas and although it’s a cliche, we need to start countering bad ideas with good ones.
    ——–
    Good point. The other tactic is to take their ideas to the extreme. The classic is the minimum wage.

    We demand $15 per hour!!! Why not $25 per hour?!?

    Yes, it is a lazier method than formulating a good idea but it’s a quick way to illuminate a dumb idea.

    I thought of that as I was driving yesterday and heard MPBN interviewing a social worker from a big state wide food bank who was ecstatic that public schools in Maine are now going to give out free breakfast and lunch for all students, regardless of need. Lots of talk about how it eliminates stigma, nutrition increases test scores and classroom performance and decreases trips to the nurse’s office. In my head I was wondering when they would begin to consider dinner,either at school or to go. And school is in session roughly half the calendar year with weekends, holidays and assorted vacation days…surely hunger knows no holiday!

  32. Reductio ad absurdum is what most idiots think they are doing when they make men of straw and set them alight, but its proper employ is still worthwhile.

  33. True. Straw man arguments were the JEF’s specialty. I truly learned to understand the concept during his 2 terms although I’m sure I understood it superficially before then.

    Another good point, why is only one view point allowed when talking politics at work? Conservatives must speak in muffled tones orrisk being ostracized.

  34. “You can’t call your church ‘St. Joseph’s’, because we’re going to call our church ‘St. Joseph’s’!”

    People’s Front of Judea!

  35. Splitters!

  36. during the summer schools are open in DSM, to accomodate free lunches, available to all also.

  37. We were doing private school, but ours went ballz-deep on WuFlu hysteria and was asking for volunteers to build plexiglass dividers for the 2-person desks.

    Yeah nope, just threw away 8 years of tuition with that shit. Hope the donors bail you out.

  38. Another good point, why is only one view point allowed when talking politics at work? Conservatives must speak in muffled tones orrisk being ostracized.
    —————————–
    I think it’s mostly a myth. I emailed our VP of D&I to start talking about it today.

    There are a few strategies:

    1. Get alternate opinion sessions scheduled
    2. Make the process for approving the struggle sessions so hard they just die on the vine; as in my people will not attend unless I approve the content. Then never approve it.
    3. Discourage people from attending – if encouraging is ok then so is discouraging
    4. Fire anyone you can who promotes SJW bullshit (last resort)

  39. wakey wakey

  40. I think we need to just start explaining to people that their ideas are really fucking stupid. Plus, in that long article I linked earlier – which is excellent – about Covid – the doctor brought up the Platonic Noble Lie.

    We need more of this.

  41. I’m about to spend a week on a lake with no internet. Don’t anyone assume I’m dead or anything. I have a post in draft that I meant to embed the videos to and then never had time.

  42. Should I add videos? Of whatever I want?

  43. What if you die on the lake? I’ve seen a few movies … that’s often what happens.

  44. Narrator: There were, in fact, no rising wages.

  45. This is worse than stagflation. In fact I’d venture “stagflation” (hidden by “shrinkflation”) has been in play for at least 20 years or more now.

  46. MJ – you want me to send the invite to the Ragnar team so you can pick your legs first? Because I’m nice that way.

    I let everyone else pick their legs, and I just take what’s left. I’m a nice captain that way.

  47. Also, does your wife want to run? lol

  48. I have one runner who would sorta rather not, because he’s doing an iron man close to the date.

  49. This was my leg last time- I’d prefer to run a different one ONLY because I already ran this set before:

    Runner No. 5

    leg 5 – 6 miles – Hard
    leg 11 – 3 miles – Easy
    leg 17 – 3.2 miles – Easy
    leg 23 – 7.5 miles – Hard
    leg 29 – 6.5 miles – Hard
    leg 35 – 7.1 miles – Hard

  50. Also – I highly recommend this. For really everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ADu6pRJhQ

  51. If you’re banking with Wells Fargo you’re doing it rong. It’s an evil company run by evil “people”.

  52. why do you think i’m doing the ragnar? what the actual?

  53. My mortgage was sold to Wells Fargo without any input from me. I’m working on getting that fixed right now.

  54. 1. Because you sent me money last year to do it
    2. Because you said you wanted to a long time ago.
    3. Because it will be one of those horrible/fun things.

    do I need to go on? I can.

  55. 4. Because GND doesn’t want you to be a FPOS

  56. I sent you money?

    So you owe me money?

  57. 5. Because Michigan is beautiful in September.

  58. No take-backs.

  59. MJ is giving me an ulcer.

  60. Do any of you watch streaming TV, like Sling?

    The commercials are 90% government stuff. The Ad Council, etc.

    I was wondering if this is how Big Tech and the government are aligned. The feds shovel billions into tech companies and wink wink get their narratives favored.

  61. We have YouTubeTV that we got when we cancelled cable. I don’t think I’ve watched more than 5 or 10 minutes a week since Christmas movie season ended. I used to be a regular TCM watcher but that’s sort of fizzled out too.

  62. We’re just getting Prime back to watch Bosch and the Chris Pratt movie. Our free year of Apple TV is over next week. We’ll get it back in a few months when Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest come back. We have Hulu with ads because I had never watched Justified.

  63. I got rid of Prime. The only regert, and it’s small, is missing the final seasons of Bosch and The Expanse. Right now I paid Youtube for the season of a new show “Kevin Can F— Himself.” I might go back to what I did in my twenties, where I’d buy a season of a TV show on DVD and watch it over a weekend.

  64. We saw the Chris Pratt movie last night. It was kind of a mess.

  65. I don’t have any of the things.

  66. And I haven’t seen any of the shows. This goes back … probably 8 years. If there has been some show on one of those services, you don’t need to bother to ask me if I’ve seen it. The answer is no.

  67. MJ is giving me an ulcer.

    Well I hope MJ brought enough ulcers for everyone!

  68. CoAl, we have multiple shows on DVD that we watch. I just like the ease of streaming. Bosch is coming back as a detective for a lawyer. Kind of like Lincoln Lawyer, but they already gave that chick the crap that his brother did in the books.

  69. Car in, there’s a reason I couldn’t run five feet and you are Running/Cross Fitting. I’m like the people in Wall-E.

  70. And I haven’t seen any of the shows. This goes back … probably 8 years. If there has been some show on one of those services, you don’t need to bother to ask me if I’ve seen it. The answer is no.

    Simpatico Cum Laud.

  71. I’ve largely stopped watching TV myself and I have no real intention to go to the movies anymore. Well, I might go see Dune but that’s it. The older I get the less time I want to spend looking at people who don’t actually exist doing things that don’t really happen.

  72. Yup, we lost the contract. The team will likely receive offers from the new company, but I’m not sure I want to keep on with this job. Time to polish my resume and send it out again…

  73. Also, is Hotspur on vacation, or did he get something really awful from y’all’s moms?
    ————————————————
    Sup, tards? I can’t answer for Hotspur, but I can answer for another MIA Hostage, which is me. My problem is I’m +7 hours from civilized time zones, so it is hard to find the right time to grace you all with my brilliant charm and wit. And I am also busy doing Important Shit. So there is that.
    But I thought I’d drop a line and let you know I’m still alive for the precisely 0 of you who cared.

    No, I’m not like Hotspur. No one asks after me in the comments… what’s that guy got that I don’t? I mean aside from syphilis? That goes without saying.

  74. what’s that guy got that I don’t?

    Your mom?

  75. And there’s no right time to comment. Think of it as verbal diarrhea that you type rather than speak. It’ll all get ignored or read the same no matter what time zone you’re living in

  76. See, we ask about Hotspur when he goes missing because he’s so old … did he wander off and get lost? Get parked in an old age home w/o internet?

    We just don’t know for sure.

  77. Great training day today actually. Oso – it’s never too late to get moving. I mean, maybe for Hotspur, but I have faith in everyone else.

    Crossfit this morning. Some 5/3/1 weight training. 5 mile run just now.

    I’m sure MJ did something similar.

  78. I thought he was getting the sailboat out? Not a euphemism.

  79. https://jonmcnaughton.com/patriotic/americana/spirit-of-2024/

    Grampa Badfinger in the foreground really completes the picture

  80. Hotspur must be out on the lake polishing his seacock

  81. And there’s no right time to comment. Think of it as verbal diarrhea that you type rather than speak.
    ——————————————————–

    I’m tracking. But the best time for me is right after Sean derps. It’s my morning. After that, well, Important Shit, as I believe I already alluded to.

    Still, I can try to provide the guidance and wisdom I have become famous for around here at other times.

    In any case, try to keep the country from burning down until I can get back to save it. I can only do so much from where I’m at, and, regretfully, other countries need saving too. Not enough hours in the day, is the problem.

  82. Carry on man, we’re here when you get back to the regular grind.

    http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/2021/07/what-would-happen-if-you-stabbed.html

  83. An interesting thread, but frustrating at the same time because, how did he not already know this?

  84. Is St Jude a cat that worked in Brazil and socked the Sox?

  85. Is St Jude a cat that worked in Brazil and socked the Sox?
    ——————————————-

    No. St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes. I’ll be back in the US soon enough.

  86. JUDE! I was just wondering about you man. Thanks for checking in. Is there anything we can do for you? Anything you need whilst making the world safe for whatever it is we are making it safe from?

    Email me your APO and we’ll get a shopping list together.

    Baby wipes
    Teenager wipes
    Beef jerky
    Cheese sticks
    Instant noodles
    Somewhat delayed noodles
    Fish Sticks
    Salt
    Fuck Salt

  87. When I was trying to get preggo, I prayed to St Jude. My MiL had a devotion to St Jude. My ovaries were a lost cause. St Jude is Jobu. Fuck you Jobu. Can’t even hit a curve ball.

  88. mmm blt is still delicious. Better than BLM

  89. One of the funniest things on social media is that family and people that know me in real life, really think that Hit Girl is me. My own Mother. People that I work with. Family. I have a better nose and bigger boobs.

  90. had to use google meet at work today. Isaac made an appearance for a work meeting

  91. Fish sticks?

  92. Stupid gay fish

  93. I’m about to spend a week on a lake with no internet

    https://is.gd/5nMrtr

    I’ll take a looksee and probably poat your stuff this weekend dude. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

  94. My cousin Tony, has a best friend. He’s a cunt. My cousin Raul is running against Tony’s BFF. I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT. Dan has finally followed my scorched earth policy

  95. strawberry rhubarb hand pie, and homemade vanilla ice cream. mmm

  96. Our best and brightest

    https://tinyurl.com/367vrd4x

  97. Interview this afternoon went really well. It would likely be a pay cut and they’d want me working in the office (it was an in-person interview! ), but it seemed like honest work with people who genuinely care about a job well done.

  98. Then we went to the county fair and Possum rode every ride she was tall enough to go on.

  99. Hand pie?

    You have my attention.

  100. Then we went to the county fair and Possum rode every ride she was tall enough to go on.

    That’s great. I’m glad that she’s getting a chance to actually get out and have fun.

  101. It really was. And don’t tell anyone but I got an elephant ear.

  102. I broke down and ate some chicken and pasta salad today so I’ve overdone it on carbs.

  103. If I hadn’t already promised to take care of my dad, I’d go to this and make it a mini-meat up weekend with Carin and Leon.

    https://basedcon.com/

  104. And Hotspur.

  105. Imma go if I can.

  106. The good news today is that the church relented on the requirement that Eucharistic ministers be vaccinated. Mr. RFH didn’t care one way or the other (“their house, their rules”), but I care, and every little victory makes me happy.

  107. I’ve read a fair number of Robert Kroese books, he’s pretty good.

  108. “”Covid: Children’s extremely low risk confirmed by study””
    2 in one million.
    Reported on bbc.

  109. As usual even the 25 deaths are not accurate – I guess a headline of “6 COVID deaths in children since the pandemic struck “- wouldn’t be good for the narrative.

  110. Mr Avenati can not burn in a hell hot enough to satisfy me.

  111. BasedCon! Wish I could go – there’s somebody in Michigan I’d like to meet. I also have to take care of my father so no trips for me.

  112. WTF? Banned here too?

  113. https://www.gq.com/story/actor-scott-glenn-76-year-old-badass/

  114. I had also noticed all the Ad Council ads on Sling. Figured they were the only ones with money to burn.

  115. My company has reaffirmed their intent to make the shot mandatory. I am despondent. Best job ever. I am willing to quit over this but it will absolutely derail our future.

  116. Not banned it seems. Just delayed. Because of Reasons.

    I’m sorry for your situation Lumps.

  117. “Dying’s easy,” Robert postulated.


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